Mario Bionda Forms on a White Background 1958

Artwork details

Artist
Mario Bionda 1913–1985
Title
Forms on a White Background
Immagine su fondo bianco
Date 1958
Medium Oil paint, chalk and acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 727 x 918 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Professor Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Reference
T00378
Not on display

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Like a number of European artists working during this period in non-figurative styles, Bionda attached great importance to the expressive potential of the surface of the work of art. In this painting the surface is built up from a combination of oil, chalk and synthetic resin and is energetically incised. Although Bionda was very much at home with the post-war generation of 'Informal' artists his own paintings are related to impressions of landscape.

August 2004

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